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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    How many chins can you guys do?

    I've been trying to bring my back up to par with my chest lately for the past few monthes though I've came to a halt in progression with chins. The max I can do right now is 8, on a good day.

    How many chins can you guys do? Is it normal or wide grip? And how often do you progress up in reps?
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    I don't do un-weighted chins anymore, but I imagine I could do about 20-22 if I did. Before I started doing weighted chins I could do 20 or so.

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    Before last week, I did unweighted chins. My maximum was about 17 with a regular grip. My progress was slower with chins than with almost all of my other exercises. I recently started doing weighted chins with a variety of different grips. I plan to slowly increment weights, like I would with any other exercise. It is too early to know how successful this approach will be.

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    Do weighted chins they help your chins alot!
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    i can do like 12 unweighted

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    I can do about 8-10 unweighted

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    Not really sure, but my best guess would be 25 based on the weighted work I do.
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    I can do about 12 to 14 reps. I weigh 240 lbs.

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    2 unweighted.

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    Just noticed it was chins, 4
    Last edited by Goin_Big; 04-28-2003 at 11:18 AM.
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    ~10 ... wide
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    Pullups! They are pullups! At least, I imagine you are talking about pullups. Chins are palms facing you, and not nearly as good as pullups, palms facing away.

    Just a nit that I must pick.

    Once you get to 15, there's no practical reason to do more unweighted pullups. Strap on the weight. Also, try doing them without wrapping your thumb around the bar to build good grip strength.

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    2 i do pulldown instead

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    about 30 unweighted
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

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    4 x 8-12 unweighted

    i weigh 170

    all the way down and all the way up to my chest
    i hate watching people do cheater pull ups, kicking their legs and barely going to 90*tuttut

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    i performed 31 chins last summer, and my strength in chins has gone up a bit. if i trained it really hard, i could probably do between 30 and 35 decent range chins if tempo wasn't an issue (ie quasi-ballistic).

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    Stop laughing.




    What about Narc? I bet he could do a dozen chins just by looking down.

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    About 20, but I'm fairly light compared to the bad boys around here.
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    probably about 18 at about 215 pounds.

    i prefer to do weighted instead.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    I've got more chins than a chinese phone book.
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    I have only done one chin at a time. It has all ways been my dream to get chin action from to girls at once.
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
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    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
    05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
    05/19/03 435X5
    06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
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    I'm guessing I could probably do 30+

    weighted I can do 2+ sets of 10 with 70lbs on me

    I'm doing HST right now and am doing 15reps for 2 sets in there....for the last day I'm gonna do 40 or 45lbs for 2 sets of 15....

    I weigh in the 183-6 ballpark

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